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The million death quake : the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster

Author: Roger Musson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"People have weeks of warning prior to volcanic eruptions, days of warning before a blizzard, and hours of warning before tornadoes. But there is still no warning system at all for earthquakes, though they have killed millions, and millions more live in constant danger from them. In The Million Death Quake, British Geological Survey seismologist Roger Musson takes us on a riveting journey through earthquakes. After  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Musson
ISBN: 9780230119413 0230119417
OCLC Number: 778422562
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hotspots and rogue earthquakes --
Problems. Screaming cities ; What is an earthquake, anyway? ; Journey to the center of the Earth ; Tracking the unseen ; How big? How strong? ; The wave that shook the world --
Solutions. Prevention and cure ; Next year's earthquakes ; Twenty-five seconds for Bucharest ; Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do ; The probability of disaster ; Stay safe.
Responsibility: Roger Musson.

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One of the world's leading seismologists looks at the dangers of megaquakes, and explains where they'll next strike, why they're becoming more lethal, and what science and engineering are doing to  Read more...
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'...an excellent read presenting the levelheaded detachment of an academic expert in the entertaining guise of a popular science book.' -Engineering & Technology Magazine

 
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